PENULIS: MEJAR (B) MOHAMMAD QAYYUM A.BADARUDDIN
In many surveys over the years, people have ranked the fear of public speaking as worse than the
fear of dying! Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, networking for your business is going
to involve public speaking.
It is actually difficult for most people to stand up alone in front of a group of people. It's an odd thing that
creates anxiety, tension, and butterflies in the stomach. Being natural is not the short cut to it. It is
worthputting in energy as a lot depends on our body language. When you master appropriate body
language, proper movements, eye contact, gestures and posture you are on your way to successful
That's exactly what you need to do to overcome your shyness: take action, practice, and don't give up
until you get the results you were aiming for. When you've learned how to effectively convey your ideas,
opinions and beliefs to others, your career opportunities expand, according to Toastmasters, one of the
world's leading public speaking organizations.
Whether you're interviewing for the job of your dreams, beginning salary negotiations, pitching an idea
to a group of investors or selling a product, public speaking skills can help you appear more confident,
persuasive and trustworthy and therefor increase your marketability to potential employers or clients.
Knowing how to think on your feet -- able to handle hecklers and other challengers -- bolsters your self -
assuredness and makes a powerful impression on others.